Saturday, 20 October 2018

George Condo

George Condo at the Cycladic Museum, Athens.

Condo is interested in recording the experience of sensory overload, angst and social paralysis that are the characteristics of 21st century living. Combining elements of Cubism, Surrealism, notions of high and low art, abstraction versus figuration and often the grotesque and humorous side of life, Condo's ultimate goal is that of portraying the complexity of the human mental state of our times.

Paper Faces, 1997, (acrylic, oil and paper)

Paralytic Robot, 2014, (oil on linen)

Self-Portrait in Paris, 2017, (acrylic on linen)

I, Myself and Him, 2017, (acrylic and silver)

Self-Portrait in Paris, 2017, (acrylic on linen)

Self-Portrait in Paris, 2017, (acrylic and silver)

On the Waterfront (Charlie), 2012

Internal World, 2005, (oil on canvas)

looking closer

Portrait of Dakis Ioannou and Maurizio Catellan, 2006, (oil on canvas)

Young Woman with Pearl Necklace, 2005

Full Sweep, 2011, (acrylic, charcoal and pastel on linen)


  1. Gosh! - the antithesis of all those calm cycladic sculptures in the collection.

    1. Hahaha! It's so true! I had not thought of it this way.